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California’s bid to curb global warming could soon get back on track

California’s effort to curb global warming, which was put on hold by a court decision, will be able to proceed on schedule once officials conduct a new environmental review, according to attorneys analyzing the case.

A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled that the California Air Resources Board failed to properly evaluate alternatives to the so-called cap-and-trade program, which would allow industries to purchase pollution allowances rather than cut their own carbon emissions.

"This is a temporary stumble," said Ann Carlson, a UCLA environmental law professor. "The court decision doesn’t tell the air board it must adopt a carbon tax — only that it must analyze a tax as a potential alternative."

To read the full article in the LA Times by Margot Roosevelt click here.